Interested and anxious parents and rambunctious and excited students packed the Cultural Arts Center last weekend to share a common interest: home schooling. The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers celebrated its 20th anniversary while providing introductory information for interested attendees and…
This week’s Rappahannock News (March 28)

Top headlines from this week's Rappahannock News, at newstands and inboxes now: Chase leads to 11 charges for 20-year-old Rixeyville man •||• Fodderstack 2013: Tech will save us; physics, maybe not •||• County would have to approve median crossover at…

If Family Dollar – or any other potential buyer of commercially zoned property on Bank Road – wants a median crossover where the road meets U.S. 211, Rappahannock County would have to approve such a request, Virginia Department of Transportation…
Chase leads to 11 charges for 20-year-old

A 20-year-old from Rixeyville remains in Rappahannock County Jail today, facing 11 felony and misdemeanor charges after he allegedly chased another vehicle and tried to run it into a ditch on  Richmond Road in Amissville Saturday night (March 23).

Representatives from Madison County gave a report and petitioned the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors at the board’s last meeting (March 4) for its support in establishing an entrance to Shenandoah National Park in Madison County.
Planners approve Miller barn permit

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission voted at its monthly meeting last Wednesday (March 20) to approve an adaptive-use permit for Cliff Miller that allows him to rent his family’s old dairy barn as an event venue for 15 events a…
The Rapp for March 28

Russell Wilson's ragtime music returns to the Theatre, "The Recycling Pirates" teach kids the four "ARRRRS," Bruce Hornsby headlines the State Theater in Culpeper and RAAC screens the 22nd James Bond movie, "Skyfall," in this week's Rapp.

We’re told that we humans are to have dominion over the earth, and yet Rappahannock’s springtime reminds us that often what’s most enchanting can be found in precisely those things, and those events, we have absolutely no control over.

  Midday on Monday, looking west from behind the grocery store at Roy’s Orchard in Old Hollow, apple trees patiently await the opportunity to blossom. As do we all.

RCES playground’s ever-improving state(s) If you’ve ever wanted to travel across this great country, it’s never been so easy. Just take a trip to the elementary school playground! Last Saturday (March 23) a talented and spirited group of volunteers organized…

Washington’s Cub Scout Pack 123 held their annual Pinewood Derby competition in January at the Washington fire hall, racing cars that take them hours of work to make from a block of wood. With adult supervision, some spend as many…

The barrage of letters opposing a Family Dollar Store amazes me. I don’t want it either, but it is not up to us to determine what entity buys a piece of private real estate that is already zoned commercial. Family…

Despite the snow, it’s still spring in the animal kingdom, as wild turkeys on Barb Kavanagh’s property near Washington demonstrated last weekend. Here, a puffed-up male engages in a mating ritual and tries to impress some of the nearby females.…